Lisa Sharp

Immigration Appeals

Sponsorship applications may be denied for many different reasons, including medical or criminal inadmissibility. Medical inadmissibility means that your family member has a medical condition that might cost Canadian taxpayers money if they move to Canada. Criminal inadmissibility means that your family member has a criminal record that is serious. Negative sponsorship decisions usually have a right to appeal.

If you have received a negative decision from CIC about your sponsorship application, you have a deadline to be able to appeal this decision. You should speak to a lawyer to find out if your case would qualify for the right to appeal.

Other types of CIC decisions may be appealed, such as a decision to cancel your permanent residency based on not meeting the residency requirements for living in Canada. Not all decisions of the CIC may be appealed, you should consult a lawyer to find out if your case may be appealed.

Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications

If your refugee application or sponsorship application is turned down, you may wish to consider submitting a humanitarian and compassionate application. This type of application is based on a list of factors that Canada has decided are worth making exceptions to the rules. For example, if there is a situation where the applicant has significant ties to Canada and has children who were born in Canada, it might be possible to obtain this special consideration.

Contact Lisa

If you would like to discuss your case or anything relating to immigration law, please contact Lisa.